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Valley® Irrigation is the worldwide leader in precision irrigation. The Valley brand of center pivot, linear, and corner equipment provides solutions for conserving water and meeting the growing demand for food.
  • Effective Crop Irrigation Pays Off with Higher Corn Yields

    Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is a key ingredient in many of the products you use every day. From the corn meal in baked goods, such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1.04 billi...more
    Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you may not realize it, corn is a key ingredient in many of the products you use every day. From the corn meal in baked goods, such as bagels and breads, to the sorbitol in some toothpastes, corn is a very common ingredient. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1.04 billi...more · Dec 21, 2017
  • Rice Farming: Three Irrigation Tips to Keep in Mind for Your Crop

    Rice is a critical food crop, representing the third-most acres planted around the world, trailing only wheat and maize (corn). We sometimes lose sight of this here in the U.S., since our agricultural production is dominated by maize, soybeans, wheat and cotton. The vast majority of rice grown in the U.S. is produced in only six states: Arkansas (with nearly 50% of rice acreage), Cali...more
    Rice is a critical food crop, representing the third-most acres planted around the world, trailing only wheat and maize (corn). We sometimes lose sight of this here in the U.S., since our agricultural production is dominated by maize, soybeans, wheat and cotton. The vast majority of rice grown in the U.S. is produced in only six states: Arkansas (with nearly 50% of rice acreage), Cali...more · Dec 14, 2017
  • Center Pivot Precision Irrigation Maximizes Soybean Yields

    Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry. If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to understand the water requirements of the pl...more
    Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes, soybeans are valued for their high protein content, with about 35 to 40 percent of their calories from protein. Because of this high protein content, soybeans are extremely important in the animal feed industry. If you grow soybeans, you know how important it is to understand the water requirements of the pl...more · Dec 11, 2017
  • Pivots with the Valley X-Tec Drive Help Grow High Quality Potatoes And Families

    On Black Mesa Farms, their main objective is to raise families. Raising potatoes and other crops is simply a means to that end. Decisions on the farm are influenced by their “family first” philosophy, from the crops they grow to the way in which they irrigate, their commitment to family is resounding. Justin Wootan is the owner/operator of Black Mesa Farms in King Hill, Idaho. While ...more
    On Black Mesa Farms, their main objective is to raise families. Raising potatoes and other crops is simply a means to that end. Decisions on the farm are influenced by their “family first” philosophy, from the crops they grow to the way in which they irrigate, their commitment to family is resounding. Justin Wootan is the owner/operator of Black Mesa Farms in King Hill, Idaho. While ...more · Nov 18, 2017
  • Follow These Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Center Pivot

    As the growing season draws to a close and your combine finishes its last pass through the field, it’s reassuring to know that yet another successful year is complete. However, your next growing season is just over the horizon. As every grower knows, when your equipment is operating smoothly, efficiency improves and stress levels decrease. One of the most important pieces of equipment...more
    As the growing season draws to a close and your combine finishes its last pass through the field, it’s reassuring to know that yet another successful year is complete. However, your next growing season is just over the horizon. As every grower knows, when your equipment is operating smoothly, efficiency improves and stress levels decrease. One of the most important pieces of equipment...more · Nov 02, 2017
  • How Much Do You Know About Center Pivot Irrigation Systems?

    Valmont® had been manufacturing Valley® center pivot irrigation machines for 22 years when I joined the company in 1976. I was twelve years old at the time… not really, but that detail makes me sound years younger than I actually am. Now, 41 years later, I have heard and read more Valley center pivot stories than I can remember. This accumulated knowledge deserves to be shared, so I d...more
    Valmont® had been manufacturing Valley® center pivot irrigation machines for 22 years when I joined the company in 1976. I was twelve years old at the time… not really, but that detail makes me sound years younger than I actually am. Now, 41 years later, I have heard and read more Valley center pivot stories than I can remember. This accumulated knowledge deserves to be shared, so I d...more · Oct 23, 2017
  • Monitoring Water Use for Precision Irrigation is Easier than Ever

    Local ordinances increasingly require growers to conserve and monitor their groundwater use as part of ongoing efforts to balance the competing demands of agricultural, industrial and residential users. Fortunately, Valley® provides growers with excellent tools for conserving scarce groundwater. The Valley 3000 Flowmeter offers the most advanced technology available for monitor...more
    Local ordinances increasingly require growers to conserve and monitor their groundwater use as part of ongoing efforts to balance the competing demands of agricultural, industrial and residential users. Fortunately, Valley® provides growers with excellent tools for conserving scarce groundwater. The Valley 3000 Flowmeter offers the most advanced technology available for monitor...more · Oct 19, 2017
  • Top 4 Questions About the New Valley X-Tec Center Drive Motor.

    My second Husker Harvest Days with Valley® Irrigation is now in the rearview mirror. It was a fun-filled week that gave me plenty of opportunities to talk to growers, dealers and even the competition about our revolutionary Valley X-Tec™ drive system. Many of these folks sought out our display span specifically because they had already heard about the combination of speed a...more
    My second Husker Harvest Days with Valley® Irrigation is now in the rearview mirror. It was a fun-filled week that gave me plenty of opportunities to talk to growers, dealers and even the competition about our revolutionary Valley X-Tec™ drive system. Many of these folks sought out our display span specifically because they had already heard about the combination of speed a...more · Sep 21, 2017
  • Evaluating the Design of Your Center Pivot Sprinkler Package

    As we are preparing for harvest, many of us are also evaluating the performance of the sprinkler packages on our center pivot irrigation systems. Checking for wear or failures in the devices, checking pressures and flows against the original package design, evaluating pumping plant performance, etc. are all essential for maintaining efficient irrigation. But, what about evaluating the...more
    As we are preparing for harvest, many of us are also evaluating the performance of the sprinkler packages on our center pivot irrigation systems. Checking for wear or failures in the devices, checking pressures and flows against the original package design, evaluating pumping plant performance, etc. are all essential for maintaining efficient irrigation. But, what about evaluating the...more · Sep 14, 2017